January 6 in History
1540January 6, 1540:
King Henry VIII of England marries Anne of Cleaves, his fourth wife.
1838January 6, 1838:
The telegraph system is demonstrated for the first time by its founder, Samuel Morse.
1950January 6, 1950:
The recognition of the People’s Republic of China is announced by Great Britain.
1957January 6, 1957:
Elvis Presley performs for the final time on “The Ed Sullivan Show”.
1969January 6, 1969:
Diana Ross and the Supremes release the song, “I’m Livin’ in Shame”.
1975January 6, 1975:
The television game show, “Wheel of Fortune” makes its debut on NBC.
1976January 6, 1976:
CNN founder, Ted Turner purchases the Atlanta Braves team.
1994January 6, 1994:
Olympic figure skater Nancy Kerrigan gets attacked by a man hired by the ex-husband of her skating rival on team USA, Tonya Harding.
2001January 6, 2001:
George W. Bush is certified by Congress as the 2000 Presidential election winner.
2021January 6, 2021:
Former U.S. President Donald Trump’s supporters storm the Capitol amidst allegations of voter fraud by the former.